A Great Event For Riders In The Northeast
The ninth annual Kelly Brush Century Ride powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations is set for Saturday, Sept. 6 in Middlebury, Vermont. The ride, Vermont’s largest fundraising ride, draws hundreds who spin in support of the Kelly Brush Foundation’s mission to conquer the challenges of paralysis through love of sport and improve ski racing safety. Last year’s ride drew more than 750 riders. The event is also the region’s largest for adaptive athletes using handcycles, with more than two dozen participants taking part annually.
In the nine years since the Kelly Brush Century Ride started, participants have raised nearly $1.5 million. That support has enabled the foundation to purchase nearly 100 pieces of adaptive athletic gear for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) and more than 400 miles of safety netting for ski racing and training courses, improving safety and preventing injury.
Participants in the Kelly Brush Century Ride enjoy gently rolling terrain and lake views over several distance options: 25, 50 or 100 miles, with options to ride 65 or 85 miles. Riders and teams of riders compete to raise the most money with prizes for reaching fundraising milestones. The ride ends with a celebratory post-ride party and barbecue. The ride was started by the Middlebury College Ski Team as a way to buy an adaptive mono-ski for team member Kelly Brush Davisson, who was paralyzed as the result of a ski racing crash. Brush and her family later founded a nonprofit, and the ride was opened to the public.
Registration is online by clicking here.